Arvest Concert Series presents Singing Men of Arkansas at ASUMH on April 22
“Sing America: A Choral Tour through America’s Musical Styles”
On Sunday,April 22, the Singing Men of Arkansas will present a history of America’sdistinct musical styles in a 2:00 p.m. performance of “Sing America” at the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center in The Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH). The show is a part of the Arvest Concert Series and, as always, Arvest Concert Series shows are free, and no tickets are required.
Singing Men ofArkansas is a unique choral group. Its auditioned members are all volunteer swho enjoy singing together and having fun doing it. They have a broad variety of repertoire and inspire and entertain audiences with their dynamic choral performances.
The idea forSinging Men of Arkansas began on October 9, 2007, at a restaurant with a conversation between two men experienced in vocal participation, presentation,and leadership. On October 31, the idea had expanded to a governing council of seven men and an outstanding choral leader and director, Mike Bedford, with national and international experience. By the end of that day, the name,Singing Men of Arkansas, was selected. Today, the group totals 48 members.
“Sing America”is a guided choral tour through the history of America’s distinct musical styles. Singing Men of Arkansas will perform 16 songs in 16 different styles that trace the story of America through its unique musical contributions. Intended for all ages, “Sing America” combines high-energy musical performance with multi-media content about each song that will connect our country’s history to each musical style. From minstrel songs to barbershop,from African-American spirituals to Broadway, from cowboy to big-band, audiences will be surprised at the sheer variety of American musical contributions.
Singing Men ofArkansas will be joined by elite musicians, featuring guest conductor/tenorJeffrey Allen Murdock, leader of the University of Arkansas’s Inspirational and Men’s Choruses, to bring fresh ways to enjoy the powerful sound of this renowned men’s chorus.
For more information, contact Christy Keirn at (870) 508-6109. “Sing America” is afree concert and no tickets are required.